Helping Others


It is important as citizens that we notice the other people living around us. As we begin to look more closely and become more aware, we may begin to notice the needs in our communities. It is important to recognize these needs so that we can help. Let's take a look at one of London's community needs and some of the ways that need is being met.

What community need did I learn about?:

During my time in London, I have seen many people who are homeless. They live and sleep on the streets because they have nowhere else to go. They sleep on benches, or right on the busy, cold, dirty sidewalks. Some have a cardboard box and blankets for protection, while others have almost nothing.

Why does the community have this need?:

Because the city of London is very crowded, living space is more in demand, which makes housing very expensive. There are many people who are poor and can't afford a place to live.

Is this need being met? How?:

There are a number of organizations that work hard every day to help homeless people in London. There are shelters throughout the city that offer temporary housing and meals to those in need. Many local churches will reach out to the homeless as well. Concerned Londoners have the opportunity to volunteer with these organizations or donate money to support them.